Methods for Specification and Verification of Hydraulic Design in a Turnkey Construction Contract

by D. Pritchard, Burgess & Niple Ltd, Columbus, OH, USA,
L. Linzell, Burgess & Niple Ltd, Columbus, OH, USA,
S. Johnson, Burgess & Niple Ltd, Columbus, OH, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulic Engineering


The project site is at the Hannibal Locks and Dam at New Martinsville, West Virginia. The existing project, a Corps of Engineers' (Corps) facility built in the 60's has movable gates to control flow and a 21 foot drop. Project hydraulic features affect the amount of energy produced, its dependability, and cost, and also relates to frequent flooding of the Ohio River. Substantial portions of the powerplant deck will be submerged during floods which reduces the potential for the powerplant causing upstream backwater flooding, but requires watertight deck design. The project is under construction by the prime contractor, Bechtel National Corp. , with turbines and generators supplied by Fuji Electric Company of Japan and portions of the water control structures by Metalna Company of Yugoslavia. Completion is scheduled for late 1988.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Hydraulic design | Floods | Verification | Contracts | Hydraulic models | Locks (dam) | Rivers and streams | West Virginia | Ohio River | Japan | Asia

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